Monday, 13 April 2015

Essential short film tips.

Whether you're prepping your first short film or starting to apply to festivals, you'll want to check out these tips which will guide you through the process.

Attention, Filmmakers: Essential Short Film Tips | Indiewire

Thursday, 9 April 2015

15 Tips on Becoming a Better Director

Many of the positions in film production are rather straightforward, but directing isn't one of them.

As an indie director, you wear many hats and divide your time between so many duties. You're part DP, producer, production manager, peace-maker, lunch decider, therapist, priest, and so much more. So, when people ask, "What exactly does a director do," I think the perfect response would be, "Everything." This doesn't inspire a whole lot of confidence for those who are just starting out -- maybe stepping foot on their first set thinking, "Okay, I'm the director -- what the f*** do I f***ing do?"

Friday, 6 March 2015

Doc maker Albert Maysles dies.

Documentary Legend Albert Maysles Passes Away at 88 | Indiewire 

Veteran documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, the cinema verite pioneer who co-directed seminal non-fiction titles such as "Gimme Shelter" and "Salesman" with his brother David, passed away last night at the age of 88. The news was first reported by The Criterion Collection this morning on the company's Facebook page.